2017 Chamber Board

Klamath is proud of those who serve the Chamber and the surrounding community. To contact one of these people, please use our contact form.

Executive Board


President: George Ormsbee
Cal-Ore Communications

George Ormsbee is the Manager of Business Retention/Community relations for a local telephone company. Cal-Ore Telephone has been providing local phone and internet service for over 60 years to local communities around and for the Basin. After graduating from Henley High School, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish from Weber State in Utah. He relocated back to Klamath Falls with his wife and six children in 2008. He has been in sales and marketing for five years serving the Klamath business community. He also serves as Board Vice President of the local LeTip Chapter. Along with working in our community, George takes pride in giving back to our community. With his family by his side, they support such local events as March of Dimes Walk for Babies, Norma’s Challenge, and Relay for Life. Read More


1st Vice President: Richard A. Schuster JR, Capt, USAF
Commander, 173 Maintenance Operations Flight

Captain Richard Schuster is the Commander, 173rd Maintenance Operations Flight, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon.  He commands a flight of 26 airmen responsible for maintenance analysis, planning, control, resource management and support for approximately 4700 annual flight hours, directly contributing to the 173rd Fighter Wing’s mission of training all Active Duty and Air National Guard F-15C pilots. Captain Schuster started his service enlisting as an Avionics Technician Read More


2ND VICE PRESIDENT: JENNIFER SCANLAN
D.A. DAVIDSON COMPANIES

After spending four summers here, Jennifer moved to this region with her family in 2002 from the East Coast to join her family ranch.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and prior to moving to the West Coast worked in the hospitality and ski industries in Vermont.   Jennifer has an extensive background in Commercial Banking and Finance and currently works for D.A. Davidson as a Financial Advisor.   Jennifer is very active in her community, her volunteer activities include The Rotary Club of Klamath County, The Klamath Community Garden, Junior Achievement, Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation BOD.  She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys riding horses with her daughter, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping and hiking. Read More


TREASURER/SECRETARY: JANET BUCKALEW
PACIFIC CREST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Janet Buckalew is the VP Business Development at Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. Janet grew up in Klamath Falls as her father was stationed at Kingsley Field Air Force Base. After several moves, dad was preparing to retire. When he asked his family where they wanted to settle down, unanimously, it was Klamath Falls. She graduated from Mazama High School and married her high school sweetheart, Jon Buckalew. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University Read More


Kim Buller
Basin Tire

Kim has been a Klamath Basin resident for most of her life, having graduated from Klamath Union High School. Years later, after starting a family, she graduated from OIT with a BS in Management with the Accounting Option. She has been an administrative assistant at Basin Tire for the last four years.

Kim has been involved with several volunteer opportunities: Malin volunteer fire fighter, Malin Community Park board, Relay for Life Committee, and Ford Leadership training. Read More


Dan Peterson
Oregon Tech

Dan Peterson is a faculty member in the Department of Communications at Oregon Tech. Dan has a Ph.D.in Organizational Communication from Ohio University as well as an M.A. in Mass Media Studies and a B.A. in Public Relations, both from Brigham Young University. He teaches a variety of communication courses at Oregon Tech in the areas of organizational communication, leadership, public relations and public speaking, among others. Read More


Mika Blain
Blain Law, LLC

The owner of Blain Law, LLC, Mika focuses her practice in general civil litigation, water law, contract formation and dispute, administrative law, business transactions and litigations, foreclosures, estate planning, and probates. Mika serves as a court appointed arbitrator and a pro tempore judge for Klamath Falls City Municipal court.

Raised on a farm, Mika understands the complex needs of the agricultural community and is proud to serve on the Chamber. Read More


Joe Spendolini
Southern Oregon Solutions

Immediate Past President: Rachael Spoon
State Farm Insurance Agent

General Board


Brian Gailey
Brian Gailey Photography

Brian is the owner-operator of Brian Gailey Photography, a premier business and family portrait company. Brian is experienced in business and is full of the spirit of entrepreneurism. He has 10+ years of experience in operating his photography company and eight years of experience as a marketing professional for one of the largest real estate firms in Southern Oregon. Brian is a graduate of Oregon Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Small Business Management and Marketing. Brian was born and raised in Klamath  Falls, and he and his family Read More


Nikki Galpin
Amerititle

Nikki Galpin is currently in charge of Business Development for Amerititle. She is responsible for business development of the company and has a leadership role in many committees beneficial to the organization and community. Nikki has four years of experience as the business development liaison for Amerititle, but brings seven years of experience as a realtor to the table. She has an innate perception of the organization, its needs, and most importantly the needs of their customers. Read More


Jenine Stuedli
Peoples Bank

Jenine Stuedli is currently a Branch Manager and Vice President for People’s Bank.  She is responsible for business development, client service delivery, leadership of the branch team and Small Business Construction Lending for Southern Oregon.

Jenine Stuedli has over 18 years of banking experience.  Mrs. Stuedli received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Portland and is a graduate of the Oregon Banker’s School. Read More


Estella Woodley
Klamath Orthopedic Clinic

Steve Rosen
Herald and News

Jason Aarstad
Gathering Grounds

Jason is the owner and roastmaster of Gathering Grounds Roastery, a downtown cafe and coffee roaster/wholesaler; Co-Founder of Gaucho Collective, Klamath Falls’ only coworking office; Vice-President of the Klamath Falls Downtown Association Board of Directors, as well as an all around advocate for southern Oregon.  He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a BS-MET degree. Read More


Courtney Shaw
Coldwell Banker

Courtney is a second generation Real Estate Broker and has been licensed since 2013. Growing up in Klamath Falls and around real estate has given her a wide wealth of knowledge in regards to the area and in real estate. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University in 2006 and her Master’s degree from Argosy University in 2010. Both of these degrees have helped her make her Real Estate career a successful Both of these degrees have helped her make her Real Estate Read More


Bill Walker
Gold Dust/Walker Bros

Jeremy Wooten
Diamond Home Improvement

Pam Greene
Amcom Tax and Accounting, Inc.

Pam Greene is co-owner of Amcom Tax and Accounting, Inc in Klamath Falls. She is an Enrolled Agent and Licensed Tax Consultant with over 10 years experience. She is married to  local farmer, John Greene, and has two adult children. Pam specializes in Farm, Small Business and Individual Tax Prepartation and Consulting. She enjoys traveling, reading, kayaking and spending time with family and friends. Read More


Retired 2018: Wes French

Klamath Chamber Staff

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Heather Tramp


Executive Director

Heather joined the Chamber staff in August 2008 as the Marketing and Program Coordinator. Prior experience has provided an opportunity to build excellent communication, project management, and problem-solving skills. Most recently, Heather was appointed the Executive Director of the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce in November, 2016. Read More

Marissa Davidson


Membership Outreach

Marissa has been with the Chamber since November, 2018. Marissa provides customer service support to our visitors and to our members. She provides assistance at events, phone support, and she is an integral part of our office. Marissa is responsible for member outreach, as well, and continues to connect with Chamber members in a friendly, courteous manner. Read More